The Telegraph UK STEM Awards is a unique undergraduate competition which gives you the opportunity to prove your talent to some of the biggest names in industry – and put yourself in the running to win £25,000.
The Telegraph STEM Awards 2018 is a unique opportunity for the UK’s most talented undergraduates to present world-changing ideas to some of the leading names in British industry – and potentially win £25,000 and a bespoke mentoring programme.
Now in its fifth year, the awards were set up to recognize the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics – and the students who study them.
The STEM Awards is formed of six challenges in six key sectors, set in partnership with leading employers in these sectors. To enter, students need to come up with a solution to one of the challenges, and enter it before the closing date of Monday 19 February 2018.
For decades the success of Rolls-Royce has been powered by its ability to attract the brightest graduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Little wonder that the engineering giant has committed, once more, to sponsoring the Telegraph’s STEM Awards for the 2018 competition.
For the 2018 competition, Rolls-Royce’s STEM Awards challenge boils down to this question: how can augmented reality (AR) and/or virtual reality (VR) be used to better understand the important messages hidden in data?
The STEM 2018 Challenges
Sponsored by Atkins
The challenge: Natural disasters have devastating and far-reaching impacts on communities in developing and developed countries. How can the construction industry respond to extreme climatic events in new and innovative ways to mitigate the effect, capitalising on advanced technology and digitalisation?
Sponsored by BAE Systems
The challenge: Allied air forces of the 2040s are required to perform regular reconnaissance flights over highly hostile enemy territory without detection, whilst also performing humanitarian air drops. Your challenge is to design an aircraft which meets these requirements. Consider the merits of manned and unmanned aircraft, as well as new types of human/machine interface and manufacturing techniques including 3D printing.
Sponsored by Rolls-Royce
The challenge: From design through to manufacture and into service we capture vast amounts of data. Data can teach us how to improve, but sometimes these lessons get lost in the complex data we deal with. How can we use augmented/virtual reality to better understand the important messages hidden in data?
Sponsored by Semta
The challenge: The UK health and social care sectors are under increasing pressure. How can technology such as artificial intelligence, robotics and automation, tackle the crisis in health and social care or offer solutions to promote wellbeing?
Sponsored by GSK
The challenge: Childhood pneumonia is the biggest preventable cause of death among the under-fives in developing countries. GSK is investing significantly into research and development in this area and your challenge is to explore new ideas to help prevent or treat childhood pneumonia in areas where hospital care is limited.
Sponsored by McLaren
The challenge: By 2030, it’s expected that our roads will have become busier. Cars will likely be smarter and more connected – to their owners as well as to other road users. McLaren owners, however, will always love the thrill of driving. How can we use technology in our future luxury sports cars and supercars to continue engaging our customers in the entertainment of driving?
Compete against the best and win £25,000
Take a look at the challenges from our six industry sponsors and submit an idea to solve one of them. If your idea is chosen as the winner, you could win a career-defining work experience programme and £25,000.
Entries must be submitted before Monday 19 February 2018.
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